What’s behind the amazing light show and the booming wall of sound? Energy. Energy is all around us but have you ever considered a career in energy?
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Are you interested in: Independence & Making Money? Opportunities for Advancement? Job Growth & Stability? Community Service? Great Benefits? Full Training & Apprenticeships? These benefits can be found in energy careers! Are you interested in: Independence & Making Money? Opportunities for Advancement? Job Growth & Stability? Community Service? Great Benefits? Full Training & Apprenticeships? These benefits can be found in energy careers!
There are opportunities in technical careers like: Line electrician Gas utility worker Power plant operator
Line Technician Duties: Install (and repair) cables, wires and other equipment you typically see on electrical poles and transmission towers. Education: Technical college diploma in electrical power distribution (9 mths.) Skills: A cooperative attitude, listen and understand customer needs and how to meet them. Be able to be on your feet for a long time. Not mind heights or working outdoors. Experience: Electrical, construction or maintenance experience Starting pay: $21-$25 per hour
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Gas Utility Worker Duties: Install, maintain, and operate natural and propane gas distribution systems used to supply customers Education: Technical college diploma in gas utility construction and service (9 mths.) and a driver’s license Skills: Work by yourself, be patient and willing to stick it out when things go wrong. Get your Commercial Driver's License (CDL). Experience: Mechanics, excavation or construction experience is desired Starting pay: $20-$24 per hour
Power Plant Maintenance Mechanic Duties: Analyze, install, maintain and repair mechanical equipment. Education: Technical college mechanical diploma (2 yrs.) Skills: Operate various types of equipment including cranes, heavy equipment, and others related to mechanical repairs. Experience: Three years of plant experience. Starting pay: $20 – $26 per hour
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There are opportunities in professional careers like: Associate accountant Associate programmer analyst Associate engineer
Associate Accountant Duties: Prepare and maintain financial documents. Apply accounting policy and investigate issues found. Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting (4 yrs.) Experience: 1+ year in basic accounting, 1+ year computer systems and applications Starting pay: $18-$28 per hour
Associate Programmer Analyst Duties: Analyze problems and create solutions for other areas of the company. Code and test applications, install software and provide technical support. Education: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, management information systems, computer engineering (4 yrs.) Experience: 1+ years in computer application development Starting pay: $17-$25 per hour
Associate Engineer Duties: Provide support for field personnel by overseeing construction, maintenance and operations. Education: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (4 yrs.) Experience: Internship/co-op experience, be able to use computers, process management Starting pay: $22-$40 per hour
There are also career opportunities in: Human Resources Industrial Engineering Information Technology Management Information Systems Marketing Mechanical Engineering Production/Operations Management Public and Government Relations Renewable Energy Risk Management Safety Management Agri-Business/Science Business Administration Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Science Construction Management Corporate Communications Electrical Engineering Facilities Management Finance Graphic Design Geographical Information Systems
In high school: Get good grades Keep a clean driving record Take courses related to your field of interest Take core courses in: Math Science Communication Computers
In college: Get good grades Gain leadership experience Join student organizations in your field Internship/Co-op
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Check out the Get Into Energy website, www.getintoenergy.com where you can find career profiles, watch videos, take skills tests, and learn more about careers in energy. Get into energy and get pumped!
Wisconsin Technical Schools with programs in Utility Careers, Click each school for website. Careers in: Utility Electric Line Technician Utility Gas Line Technician
Additional interactive resources, click links at your leisure to learn more about this exciting industry. Classroom Activity: Careers in Energy (PDF) – research, interviews, and job shadowing. WI Energy Field Trips and Guest Speaker Listing Video Gallery Energy.gov
Wisconsin Sponsors Careers in Energy Week, click logo to learn about careers, tours, internships and job shadowing.